Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Once again, another Lehigh Acres business has been robbed. Here's a report from the Naples Daily News:
A suspect wearing a clown costume robbed a Lehigh Acre's Rib City restaurant at gunpoint around 9 p.m. Sunday night. The clown suspect entered the restaurant after closing time and once he got in, he pointed a gun to all of the four employees. He wasn't able to get money from the safe so he took personal belongings and fled on foot and onto an awaiting vehicle.
The suspect is described as a black male. During the incident the suspect was wearing a Halloween costume consisting of a clown mask and a clown wig.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, or call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 (TIPS).
Posted by Publisher at 11:28 AM
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
I recently saw Fox News' coverage on the controversy surrounding the TV show, Desperate Housewives and the country of the Philippines. Teri Hatcher made this remark in the show:
"OK, before we go any further, can I check those diplomas? Because I would just like to make sure they are not from some med school in the Philippines."
Fox News analysts had no idea why the Philippines would be so upset about this remark. The reason why they have no clue? They lack cultural understanding. This specific remark hits the national pride of the country. I'll explain below.
The role of Filipinos in the U.S. health industry
The Philippines is by far one of America's closest allies in Asia (it used to be part of the United States). The Philippines is also closely tied to America's health industry. It is the largest provider of medical professionals to the United States. The country sends over 60,000 nurses and physical therapists every year and in some cases sacrificing its own health needs to help our country.
In fact, many hard working Filipinos spend their entire life working to be able to go to medical/health schools and to go to the United States for a better life. They go through extensive visa screening, examinations, and accreditation before they can even practice here in America.
The dream of the nation
Working overseas is fast becoming the heart and soul of the Philippines, as it feeds and educates the masses in the Philippines, accounting for a significant chunk of the economy. Being a health professional in the Philippines and being able to come over to America to help their families back home is almost like a culturally ingrained dream to all Filipinos.
This is why the remark was insulting. It hit home across all Filipinos.
When I see a U.S. flag being burned on television, I get angry. When I hear people insulting our troops in the field, I get angry. I felt the same exact anger hearing this remark. Spitting on the heart of the nation hurts.
ABC/Teri, that's a low blow.
Posted by Publisher at 9:05 AM
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
A 25 year old young adult, Shawn/Sean LaBeet, was the prime suspect for the killing of Officer Jose Somohano, 37. He allegedly injured 3 other law enforcement officers who survived their wounds. LaBeet, according to police accounts, used a military-grade assault rifle against the officers who were chasing him for driving erratically.
LaBeet escaped with the help of friends and family. They were subsequently arrested for accessory to murder. During the manhunt, officers surrounded LaBeet in a corner and he was gunned down 15 times for 'resisting' arrest. The medical examiner's office stated some of the wounds came from 2 to 3 feet. In short, at some point, there must have been someone up close and personal to make sure he wasn't 'resisting'.
The message here is clear: If you are a criminal/druggie and you are caught, give up. If you shoot and you kill a cop, you will not have a long life and you are guaranteed to look like swiss cheese in the process.
P.S. News organizations believe Sean LaBeet is the half brother of Ishmael LaBeet who in 1972 killed 8 people on a resort/golf course to steal $731.00 and to scream anti-white slogans. In 1985, Ishmael LaBeet was being escorted to another prison on an American Airline flight with 198 passengers. He escaped by overpowering his guards on the plane and had the pilot land the plane in Cuba. The airline was released to go back to the United States but Ishamel stayed in Cuba and remains as one of the FBI's most wanted criminals.
Posted by Publisher at 11:45 AM